Holy cats!

Where did all you people come from? My stats went through the roof, and I have more than 50 comments! That’s crazy — I mean, for some bloggers, even “mommy” bloggers (hate that term) it may be par for the course. But otherwise: insane.

Anyhoo, I haven’t looked at or responded to anything since 9 p.m. last night: LOST, doctor’s appointments, work, etc., etc. I probably won’t respond to each and every comment, either.

Overall, I stand by the three things that lead me to support healthcare reform that I mentioned yesterday. I just think it’s the right, civilized thing for our country to do. I haven’t wavered in that through all my research.

Also: I understand the concerns about costs and federally mandated rules, I do. I just don’t share those concerns — they are not as overarching for me as what I just wrote. That may prove to be short-sighted. Time will tell.

I will emphasize these three points: It is not a government takeover of healthcare. Federal dollars will not be used to pay for abortions (this was important to me, too). And there are many aspects of the bill that go into effect immediately and within the first year.

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to slog through my comments to see if I need to remove anyone from the pool. Differences of opinion, as long as they are not made in an inappropriate way, will stand.

After all, if we were all the same, life would be boring.